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(The State Journal 6-28-2012) When House and Senate conferees finally came to agreement on June 27 over the Surface Transportation Act of 2012, it was in part by removing the amendment that was Rep. David McKinley's coal ash bill.
(MINN Post 6-26-2012) Believe it or not, the energy that we use to light our homes and the roads that we use every day to travel to our destinations have something in common: fly ash. Fly ash is an end product of the coal combustion cycle that ordinarily would end up in our landfills as waste, but in recent years we have discovered that it can be recycled and applied to transportation construction materials. By adding fly ash to our concrete mixtures, Minnesotans now have more durable roadways that cost less to build.
(Metro News 6-25-2012) The Congressman for West Virginia's First District says a provision dealing with the continued use of coal ash in concrete needs to stay in the federal transportation bill. Members of the Capitol Hill conference committee working on the legislation that will fund U.S. transportation projects over the next two years or five years are reporting some progress for those ongoing talks.
(The Herald-Star 6-23-2012) Wheeling - Rep. David B. McKinley passed legislation Thursday instructing a House conference committee not to "trade off" his fly ash amendment when they seek compromise next week with the Senate on the federal Transportation Bill.
(Star News 6-22-2012) In Washington, D.C., Congressional members are drawing up a new federal transportation reauthorization bill before the current extension expires on June 30. Great River Energy strongly encourages them — and particularly our own Sen. Amy Klobuchar — to ensure the longevity of our nation’s infrastructure and health of our environment by expanding the use of recycled fly ash, a coal byproduct that provides environmental benefits.
(Daily Mail 6-21-2012) Recycling fly ash into concrete makes for durable material. What if Congress could pass a bill that would protect public health, provide new markets for coal byproducts, secure thousands of West Virginia jobs, head off utility rate increases, and help repair our state's roads and bridges? Congress can advance these goals by enacting the federal transportation bill, together with bipartisan legislation that strengthens environmental safeguards for fly ash.
(Tallahassee.com 6-6-2012) Florida's construction industry is watching intently as a final agreement on the federal transportation bill is being reached. While Congress faces another self-imposed deadline, this fiscally important legislation continues to stall. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as the June 30 funding deadline looms for much needed infrastructure construction projects and a special surface transportation amendment that is both pro-growth and pro-environment.
(Times West Virginian 6-3-2012) — The countdown is on. Lawmakers have less than a month before the June 30 date when federal funding for road and transit projects will end. That’s crucial for the transportation bill being worked on in a joint House-Senate committee, and it doesn’t leave much time for elected leaders to reach a compromise on a specific part of the bill: the issue of coal ash.
Of course, the key word is “compromise,” and two of West Virginia’s congressmen have been unable to reach a happy middle ground.
(News OK 5-30-2012) “THE true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra,” President Obama declared two years ago this past weekend. That statement was already doubtful in May 2010 when Obama visited the solar panel manufacturer’s Fremont, Calif., headquarters between political fundraisers to celebrate the $500 million it had received in taxpayer-funded stimulus cash.
(Bozeman Daily Chronicle 5-24-2012) Sustainable concrete company might start glass recycling program in Bozeman this summer. One local business expects to start collecting glass around Bozeman this summer — but not as a recycling service.